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Old 04-20-2011, 12:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This is the only J-Pop artist I know.

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Edit: I did some quick research and she's actually Korean but still a good song anyways.
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Wouldn't know where to begin with this genre, honestly. All I'm familiar with is the theme songs of various video games and animes. It's foreboding though, jumping into something I know nothing of. I'd hate to give it a good shot and only find the Japanese equivalents of top 40 radio, then give up before I found the worthwhile stuff. Can anybody provide educated album recs?
I dunno either - had a craze about J-Pop in the late 90s and grabbed every AvexTrax comp there is (some have track duplication)
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:47 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I look at songs rather than albums mainly. But Shoko Nakagawa's (aka Shokotan) Big☆Bang album is quite consistent.

She isn't just a singer she started out as a gravure idol, then obsessively has updated a personal blog (over a billion hits by 2008), became a singer in 06, she has become a major TV personality and presenter of programs, has done voice acting for anime as well as normal acting in other things, even directed a small film. She is known for being very eccentric and cute. She is a very good illustrator being a huge fan of anime and is a famous cosplayer (dresses up as anime characters, though other characters as well). She likes classic Japanese pop and her idol is Seiko.

Shoko Nakagawa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Ballad off the album called 'starry pink'....





Cute picture compilation of her to a later song (not on the album)....

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Old 04-21-2011, 03:32 AM   #14 (permalink)
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No J-Pop week would be complete without Hare Hare Yukai :P

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